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Work Accident – Concussion and Low Back Injury- 225000

Employee was moving a heavy cement mixer when he was caused to fall backwards and landed on a concrete floor striking his head, neck and back. Employee lost consciousness for a brief period of time. Employee sustained multiple injuries including concussion, Post-Concussive Syndrome, Post-Whiplash Syndrome of the cervical spine, lumbosacral sprain and strain with right-sided sciatica, disc herniation at L5-S1 and disc protrusions at L3-4 and L4-5 and aggravation of pre-existing depression and anxiety. Employee’s injuries were treated non-surgically. The workers comp claim settled for $225,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.

Work Accident – Electric Shock Injury- 240000

Employee was working as a laborer for a bridge contractor. Employee sustained an electric shock injury when he was connecting a mixing bit to an electric drill while standing in an excavated pit that had pools of water from rain. Employee sustained multiple injuries including electric shock injury, rotator cuff tear right shoulder, post-operative adhesive capsulitis right shoulder, back contusion, back and neck sprain, left leg neuropathic pain, memory loss, anxiety and depression and Post-Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD). Employee underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff tear. The workers comp claim settled for $240,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.

Work Accident – Low Back Injury- 275000

Employee was working as an electrician when he injured his lower back while lifting a heavy PVC pipe. MRI confirmed that Employee sustained a large disc herniation at L5-S1 with S1 nerve root compression. Employee underwent back surgery consisting of an L5-S1 discectomy. Following surgery, Employee continued to experience significant back pain and left-sided sciatica. An EMG confirmed chronic left S1 radiculopathy. The workers comp claim settled for $275,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.

Work Accident – Lacerations of Arm and Fingers- 377500

Employee was working as a carpenter and operating a radial chop saw when he sustained a severe laceration to his left dominant forearm. The chop saw did not have a blade guard. Employee sustained multiple injuries including laceration left forearm, laceration of the extensor tendon to the left index and middle fingers and acute radial nerve palsy of the left hand. Employee underwent surgery consisting of flexor carpi radialis tendon transfer. Employee sustained an eighteen percent impairment of the left dominant upper extremity. The workers comp claim settled for $220,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment. The third-party claim settlement for $157,500.

Pedestrian Car Accident- 400000

Minor pedestrian was crossing a street in the crosswalk when he was hit by a private bus and sustained serious injuries including degloving injury to the left foot, open 2nd metatarsal fracture of the left, traumatic left foot dorsal and plant wounds, compartment syndrome of the left foot, abrasions to the left leg and hematoma to the left side of the head. In addition, the minor’s mother claimed negligent infliction of emotional distress as she was on scene and saw her son under the bus seconds after the accident. The case settled pre-lawsuit for a total lump sum amount of $400,000. The minor pedestrian’s personal injury claim settled for $385,000 by structured settlement, and the mother’s negligent infliction of emotional distress claim settled for $15,000. The settlement was approved by the Court.

Pedestrian Car Accident- 545000

Pedestrian was crossing a public street in the crosswalk when he was hit by a car. Pedestrian sustained severe and permanent injuries including compound fractured to the right lower leg, compartment syndrome of the right leg, right knee injury and closed head injury. Pedestrian was hospitalized and underwent multiple surgeries. Case settled for a total amount of $545,000.

Work Accident – Right Elbow and Lower Back Injury- 70000

Employee injured his right elbow while lifting a large piece of particle board at work. After received conservative medical treatment, employee eventually underwent right elbow surgery consisting of right lateral epicondylectomy with debridement and reattachment of the common extensor origin. Employee settled his workers’ compensation claim for $70,000 with liability accepted for future medical treatment.

Motorcycle Accident- 70000

Motorcycle operator was hit by car making an illegal U-Turn causing motorcycle operator to be thrown from motorcycle and hit knee on ground. MRI confirmed a torn meniscus. Motorcycle operator treated conservatively including physical therapy and opted not to have knee surgery. Case settled.

Lifting Injury at Work- 75000

Truck driver injured lower back while opening heavy garage door. Lumbar sprain/strain. Settlement of workers’ comp claim for $75,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident- 77500

Client hit by another vehicle that ran a red light. Facial contusion and knee sprain with plica requiring surgery. Defendant stipulated to liability when plaintiff moved for partial summary judgment on liability. Jury trial on damages only. Jury Verdict of $60,000 which was appealed with subsequent settlement of $77,500.